7. Itchy Ears
Itchiness in ears is usually considered an indication of the presence of a fungal infection, amongst other reasons. Psoriasis is also seen to be a common cause of itchy ears, and it occurs when the immune system begins to attack the skin mistakenly. Itchy ears can be extremely painful because the skin around the ears is extremely thin.
The itchiness can occur on both, the inside and outside of your ear, eventually leading to a build-up of dead skin, which can also make it difficult for you to hear appropriately. If you have developed psoriasis, keep in mind that while it cannot be completely eliminated, your dermatologist can help you control and effectively manage the symptoms.
Severe pangs of earache can indicate several underlying medical ailments, such as a build-up of fluid in the ears, throat infection, accumulation of earwax, ear infection, excessive teeth grinding or even an abscessed tooth.
If you or any of your family members is suffering from an earache that doesn’t seem to get better within a day or two, and accompanies symptoms like discharge from the ear, ear swelling, throat ache, fever and vomiting, be sure to consult your doctor right away.
If your child is younger than 6 months and you suspect he’s complaining of earache, waste no time in consulting your paediatrician and finding the underlying ailment causing it.